Katelyn Kresal
Katelyn Kresal


Tinley Park, Ill.

High School:
Marian Catholic


Freestyle, Backstroke



Redbird Swimmers and Divers Honored At Annual Team Banquet

All-American diver Wenting Zhang and four-time Missouri Valley Conference champion Marissa Yontz took home top honors.


Twelve Redbirds Named to MVC Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete Team

Illinois State's Kelly Sanks listed among three student-athletes averaging a perfect 4.0 GPA.


Redbird Swimmer and Divers Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

The Illinois State swimming and diving hosted their anual awards banquet Sunday, April 7.


Redbirds Finish 2nd, Breaking Fifteen School Records

Illinois State swimming and diving finish in second-place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships


Redbirds Remain in Second While Breaking MVC Records

Illinois State swimming and diving remain in second place during the Missouri Valley Conference Championships

2012-13: Named most improved at the 2013 awards banquet ... swam a personal best in the 200-yard backstroke (2:06.77), 100-yard backstroke (58.24) and 400-yard IM (4:36.31) at the MVC Championships ... participated in the Dennis Stark Relays, the Butler Invitational and the Zippy Invitational ... competed in dual meets against Evansville, Truman State, Northern Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska-Omaha, Washington (Mo.) and Ball State.

Marian Catholic HS: Four year varsity swimmer ... named MVP all four years ... swimming captain senior year ... 3-time state qualifier in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle ... high school record holder in 200-yard freestyle ... swam for North Aquatics Club... 3-time sectional champion ... member of the National Honors Society ... member of the honor roll all 4 years at Marian Catholic High School ... member of Recruitment Corp for 3 years ... also played soccer all four years in high school.

Personal: Born 3/01/94 ... daughter of Daniel and Denise Kresal ... majoring in criminal justice ... holds a cumulative GPA of 3.67.

Personal Best: 100-yard freestyle-53.43, 200-yard freestyle-1:54.90, 100-yard backstroke-58.24, 200-yard backstroke-2:08.79, 200-yard IM- 2:13.35, 400-yard IM- 4:36.31.